A fire at the family home of Kevin and Jamie Jo Thompson in Waveland
A fire at the family home of Kevin and Jamie Jo Thompson in Waveland
WAVELAND
Ron R. Keedy
waveland@thepaper24-7.com
** At approximately 3 p.m., Friday, volunteer first responders from Waveland, New Market and Bellmore tackled a fire at the family home of Kevin and Jamie Jo Thompson in Waveland. The fire was confined to the upper level of the home, although there was smoke damage throughout. Neighbors reported that the fire was electrical in nature and that no one was injured. If you would like to help the Thompson family, they are looking for a home in Parke County where they can have their goats, ducks, chickens and cow, hopefully in the Turkey Run School district.
** Waveland Strong held a Progressive Dinner on Saturday evening as a benefit to renovate the Waveland ball fields. The dinner began at the historic T.C. Steele Boyhood home with appetizers and cocktails. Guests, then, moved to the WCIA Church for a salad course and on to the Waveland Fire Station for a main course of Swiss steak and bacon wrapped pork loin. Entertainment was provided by comedian Rick Garrett after the meal. The evening ended back at the T. C. Steele home for dessert and nightcaps. Waveland Strong’s vision for the ball diamond area is to upgrade the back diamond with new fencing and dugouts; adding a multi- purpose football/soccer field; a splash pad with picnic shelter area; a walking track around the area and an indoor basketball court with rooms and restroom facilities in addition to upgrading the parking area.
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BROWNS VALLEY
Ron R. Keedy
** WALK WITH JESUS: AN EASTER EVENT FOR FAMILIES. Join the Browns Valley Christian Church as they take you back in time for an interactive, powerful, multisensory event that guides you and your family through Jesus’ last days on earth. Travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the Last Supper, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday and celebrate freedom from sin at the empty tomb on that first Easter morning. Discover Easter in a way you will never forget. The event will be held on April 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Browns Valley Christian Church is located at 9011 South State Road 47, three miles east of Waveland. For more information, phone (765) 230-0865.
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SHADES STATE PARK
Ron R. Keedy
** April Full Moon Hike: Explore Shades with a Naturalist guided hike of Trail 5. Hike will traverse Kintz Ravine, involves 1 ladder, and will be ~1 mile in length. Hiking boots required and a red flashlight is preferred. Meet at the Hickory Parking Lot. Participants must be able to lift their knee to a 90 degree angle. Rugged night hikes are not suitable for children under the age of 10. Saturday, April 20. Starting time is 9:00 p.m.; ending time is 11:00 p.m.
Shades State Park is located at 7751 S. 890 W., Waveland, IN in Montgomery County. (Take SR234 West and follow the signs.) (765) 435-2810.
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TURKEY RUN STATE PARK
Ron R. Keedy
Eaglet Day: April 13 (Morning Caravan-9 am-12 pm) (Afternoon Caravan-1 pm-4 pm) Revisit the nests from Eagles In Flight Weekend (Last Weekend of January every year) in search of eaglets. Vehicle caravan from Turkey Run State Park to eagle nests located on the maps and eagle nests along the Wabash River (West Union Bridge floodplain). $5 per person, does not include lunch. Payment due at nature Center before the caravan leaves. Space is limited due to parking near nest locations. Car pooling will be required.
Turkey Run State Park is located at 8121 E. Park Road (Entrance on SR47), Marshall, IN in Parke County. (765) 597-2635
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